I know of one around here but she's not a nice person to talk with so I don't want to ask her but I have mixed feelings about using boxed mixes for a business. I love the doctor mixes as they are semi-homemade BUT if I were to get a shop out of my home, is this still OK? My main focus has always been on the art of the cake BUT the cake itself has to taste good too. My husband pointed out the fact that many restaurants open boxes, cans and packages of stuff to start and then add things to make them their own. I went to a nice restaurant in DC a few weeks ago and my dinner partner is allergic to walnuts but wanted one of their mini pies so she asked to know for sure what was in it. The waiter brought out it's individual box from another company; I was surprised.
Anyway, how "kosher" is it to start off with a box mix in a cake business outside of the home and if it's common, where would I find it in bulk?
Thank you SO much for any thoughts you have, I am collecting recipes I would like to try but am nervous since my clients are all in love with the taste of my cake already. This could be an OK change or break me. I'm scared to change!!!
Many bakeries, use box mixes ( bought in bulk amounts - 50lb bags etc) and enhance them using their own flavorings, ingredients etc.
Check out or call some wholesalers or restaurant supply places around where you are, to see if they sell the bulk cake mixes.
Pillsbury is one supplier of such bulk mixes. You can search for a representative here ( if you are in the States). http://www.professionalbakingsolutions.com/product/pillsbury-bakers-plus-cake-mix-50-lb-white/139282000 It`s available in different sizes and flavors as well. http://www.professionalbakingsolutions.com/mix/category/cake-mix
Duncan Hines sells bulk mix as well. http://www.duncanhines.com/professional
Hope this information helps.
Wow, you've just taken a load off of my mind! Thank you, I appreciate it so much. I don't want to change my current recipes as my clients all have loved everything I have made and I enhance and change the flavors myself so it's not totally from a box, KWIM?
thank you for the links too, I greatly appreciate those!